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IPL 2023 auction: Everything you need to know 

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The IPL 2023 auction will take place on December 23 in Kochi as announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League is less than four months away, and the teams have begun building towards it. The 10 franchises will compete for the championship in the later part of March as Gujarat Titans look to defend their crown. 

IPL is the grandest league in the world, and the annual auction for the tournament is as big a spectacle. The IPL 2023 mini-auction is just weeks away, and we’re bringing you all the information you need to be prepared for the event. 

Which Players have Registered for the IPL auction 2023?

The players’ list for the registration for the IPL 2023 auction ended on November 30th, with a total of 991 players signing up to go under the hammer. Out of which, 714 are Indian, and 277 are overseas players. 

The list includes 185 capped players, 786 uncapped and 20 players from Associate Nations. Australia yet again top the overseas list with 57 while South Africa are second with 52 players signed up for the auction. The IPL authorities will trim down this list with inputs from the franchises. 

Ben Stokes, Sam Curran and Kane Williamson are some of the biggest names that will be part of the auction. Stokes and Curran were not part of the previous auction while Sunrisers Hyderabad released Williamson. All three are listed in the highest base price category of INR 2 crore. 

Along with these three, 18 other players – Nicholas Pooran, Cameron Green, Jason Holder, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Phil Salt, Rassie van der Dussen, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Tymal Mills, Jamie Overton, Craig Overton, Adam Milne, Rilee Rossouw and Angelo Mathews are also part of the 2cr slab. 

None of the Indian players in the auction has a base price of 2cr. Mayank Agarwal, the former captain of Punjab Kings, has set a base price of INR 1 cr, and so has Ajinkya Rahane. Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat has been listed at a base price of 50 lakh.

How many slots are up for grabs? 

Each franchise is allowed to have a maximum of 25 players in the squad. After the retentions, a maximum of 87 spots are up for grabs in the upcoming auction. It includes a maximum of 30 overseas players that can be bought. 

Top players and base price 

Players with a base price of INR 2 crore:

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Jamie Overton, Craig Overton, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Kane Williamson, Rilee Rossouw, Rassie van der Dussen, Angelo Mathews, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder

Players with a base price of INR 1.5 crore:

Sean Abbott, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shakib Al Hasan, Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Sherfane Rutherford

Players with a base price of INR 1 crore:

Mayank Agarwal, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Joe Root, Luke Wood, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kusal Perera, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Shai Hope, Akeal Hossein, David Wiese

How do the teams look after Retentions? 

The deadline to confirm the retained players list and those released was November 15th. There were plenty of major moves that the franchises made to gear up for the Auction. Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran and Kane Williamson were among the high-profile releases. 

Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad released more than 10 players each. Knight Riders let go of the most – 16 players, while Mumbai released 13, and Sunrisers ended ties with 12 players, including their captain. Punjab Kings released nine players, including one of their only two retentions ahead of the mega auction last year – Agarwal. 

Pollard then announced his retirement from the IPL and took up the batting coach role while Bravo followed his footsteps to become the Chennai Super Kings’ bowling coach. Australia’s Test captain and former Knight Rider Pat Cummins have opted out of the IPL 2023. 

After the retentions, the remaining purse of the 10 franchises is as follows:

Sunrisers Hyderabad

INR 42.25 crore

Punjab Kings

INR 32.20 crore

Lucknow Super Giants

INR 23.35 crore

Mumbai Indians

INR 20.55 crore

Chennai Super Kings

INR 20.45 crore

Delhi Capitals

INR 19.45 crore

Gujarat Titans

INR 19.25 crore

Rajasthan Royals

INR 13.2 crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore

INR 8.75 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders

INR 7.05 crore

Let’s take a look at the complete players list of retained and released by each IPL franchise. 

Mumbai Indians

Five-time IPL winners had back to back disastrous seasons in 2021 & 2022. They had several weaknesses in the side and they would rectify those in the upcoming auction. Mumbai Indians made one move in the trading window, bringing in Jason Behrendorff. After releasing the likes of Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Fabian Allen and others, MI have ₹ 20.55cr in the purse to complete the squad. 

Mumbai Indians current squad (full) for IPL 2023

Rohit Sharma (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Jofra Archer, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff (Trade)

Mumbai Indians released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Anmolpreet Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills 

Chennai Super Kings 

Four-time champions Chennai Super Kings finished ninth in the IPL 2022 but as always they’ve retained most of their players ahead of the auction. Dwayne Bravo and Robin Uthappa were the two notable players released that were part of their playing XI last year. Amidst several rumours, they have retained Ravindra Jadeja as well. CSK have ₹ 20.45 cr left in the purse for the IPL 2023 auction. 

Chennai Super Kings current squad (full) for IPL 2023

MS Dhoni (capt), Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki

Chennai Super Kings released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Adam Milne, Hari Nishaanth, Chris Jordan, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, Narayan Jagadeesan

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders, former two-time champions, finished seventh in the previous edition and need to make some buys to strengthen their squad. They made three trades during the trading window, acquiring Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur and Rahmanullah Gurbaz. After the trades and releasing the likes of Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Mavi, they have the smallest remaining purse for the auction with only ₹ 7.05 cr.

Kolkata Knight Riders current squad (full) for IPL 2023

Shreyas Iyer (capt), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Trade), Shardul Thakur (Trade), Lockie Ferguson (Trade)

Kolkata Knight Riders released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Aman Khan, Shivam Mavi, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Salam, Sheldon Jackson

Gujarat Titans 

The defending champions Gujarat Titans retained most of their 2022 squad and released only six players. Those included Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Lockie Ferguson who were traded out, and England’s Jason Roy who had opted out last year. The Titans have ₹ 19.25 cr purse left to bolster their unit. 

Gujarat Titans current squad (full) for IPL 2023

Hardik Pandya (capt), Shubman Gill, David Miller,  Rashid Khan, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Matthew Wade, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad

Gujarat Titans released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron

Delhi Capitals 

Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals finished just outside the top four last season but they have decided to stick with most of their players. One notable move was trading Shardul Thakur to Kolkata Knight Riders in exchange for Aman Khan. Delhi Capitals have a strong unit and they can bolster it with the remaining purse of ₹ 19.45 cr. 

Delhi Capitals current squad (full) for IPL 2023

Rishabh Pant (capt), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Khaleel Ahmed, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Aman Khan (Trade)

Delhi Capitals released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Shardul Thakur, Tim Seifert, Ashwin Hebbar, Srikar Bharat, Mandeep Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore 

Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to retain most of their 2022 squad, having reached the playoffs where they lost in Qualifier 2. They only released five players, none of which are big names. Jason Behrendorff was traded to Mumbai Indians. RCB have the second lowest remaining purse of ₹ 8.75 cr. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore current squad (full) for IPL 2023

Faf du Plessis (capt), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Josh Hazlewood, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep

Royal Challengers Bangalore released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Having finished eighth in the IPL 2022, Sunrisers Hyderabad opted for a major overhaul. They released captain Kane Williamson, who was retained for 14 cr ahead of the 2022 mega auction. Nicholas Pooran and Romario Shepherd were also among the casualties. Sunrisers head into the auction with the biggest purse of ₹ 42.25 cr. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad current squad (full) for IPL 2023

Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan

Sunrisers Hyderabad released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Jagadeesha Suchith, Priyam Garg, Ravikumar Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants made it to the playoffs in their maiden IPL season but went down in the Eliminator. Releasing Jason Holder was a surprising call considering he was a regular part of their playing XI last season. But with Ben Stokes and Sam Curran in the market, the teams have tried to free up the purse. Super Giants have ₹ 23.35 cr to work with in the auction. 

Lucknow Super Giants current squad (full) for IPL 2023

KL Rahul (capt), Quinton de Kock, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Avesh Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi

Lucknow Super Giants released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem

Punjab Kings 

After yet another season where they failed to make it to the playoffs, Punjab Kings made some big decisions for the IPL 2023. They released nine players, including their last year’s captain Mayank Agarwal and handed over the reins to Shikhar Dhawan. Odean Smith was also let go of. All in all, Punjab Kings have managed to save ₹ 32.2 cr for the upcoming auction.  

Punjab Kings current squad (full) for IPL 2023

Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar

Punjab Kings released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee

Rajasthan Royals 

Rajasthan Royals reached the final last season for the first time since their inaugural IPL triumph. They only had a couple of glaring issues in the previous edition and will be looking to find answers in this auction. They’ve cut ties with James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Rassie van der Dussen among others. Rajasthan Royals have a remaining purse of ₹ 13.2 cr. 

Rajasthan Royals current squad (full) for IPL 2023

Sanju Samson (capt), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, KC Cariappa

Rajasthan Royals released players ahead of IPL 2023 auction

Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka

Final IPL 2023 squads

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma

Slots Filled: 25 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 1.5 crore

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Phil Salt, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw

Slots Filled: 25 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 9.05 crore

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid, Khan, Rahul Tewatia Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma.

Slots Filled: 25 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 4.45 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan

Slots Filled: 22 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 4.15 crore

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen ul Haq, Yudhvir Charak

Slots Filled: 25 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 4.25 crore

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Vadhera, Raghav Goyal

Slots Filled: 24 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 25 lakh

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh

Slots Filled: 22 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 12.20 crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis, Finn Allen, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Will Jacks, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav

Slots Filled: 25 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 1.75 crore

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Joe Root, Donovan Ferriera, Adam Zampa, Kunal Rathore, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashisht, Abdul PA

Slots Filled: 25 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 6.75 crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Karthik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Singh Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Akeal Hosein, Anmolpreet Singh

 Slots Filled: 25 | Purse Remaining: Rs. 7.75 crore

Most expensive players list

PlayerAmount sold forTeam
Sam CurranINR 18.5 crorePunjab Kings
Cameron GreenINR 17.5 croreMumbai Indians
Ben StokesINR 16.25 croreChennai Super Kings
Nicholas PooranINR 16 croreLucknow Super Giants
Harry BrookINR 13.25 croreSunrisers Hyderabad
Mayank AgarwalINR 8.25 croreSunrisers Hyderabad
Shivam MaviINR 6 croreGujarat Titans
Jason HolderINR 5.75 croreRajasthan Royals
Mukesh KumarINR 5.5 croreDelhi Capitals
Heinrich KlaasenINR 5.25 croreSunrisers Hyderabad

Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of the IPL, when he was bought for INR 18.5 crore by Punjab Kings. Cameron Green also became the second-most expensive player, going to Mumbai Indians for INR 17.5 crore. England Test skipper Ben Stokes was bought for INR 16.25 crore by Chennai Super Kings, becoming the third-most expensive player along with Chris Morris, who was bought for the same amount in 2021 by Rajasthan Royals.

Most expensive all-time IPL list of players

PlayerAmount sold forTeamIPL auction for season
Sam CurranINR 18.5 crorePunjab Kings2023
Cameron GreenINR 17.5 croreMumbai Indians2023
Ben StokesINR 16.25 croreChennai Super Kings2023
Chris MorrisINR 16.25 croreRajasthan Royals2021
Nicholas PooranINR 16 croreLucknow Super Giants2023
Yuvraj SinghINR 16 croreDelhi Daredevils2015
Pat CumminsINR 15.5 croreKolkata Knight Riders2020
Ishan KishanINR 15.25 croreMumbai Indians2022
Kyle JamiesonINR 15 croreRoyal Challengers Bangalore2021
Ben StokesINR 14.5 croreRajasthan Royals2017

FAQs

What is the date of the IPL 2023 auction?

The auction for the 16th season of the IPL will be held on December 23 in Kochi.

How many players have registered for the auction?

A total of 991 players, including players from Associates, domestic and overseas players are up for grabs by ten teams in the auction.

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